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January cruise deals for up to 50% off your next holiday

Set sail while the weather is warm and the cruise deals are hot.

When it comes to cruises, January is THE time to cash in on the best sea getaways.

It’s right in the middle of wave season, which runs from October until April, and once it hits the halfway point of the season prices start to drop. Here are some of the best bargains out there this season.

Cruise deals that are available right now:

2-for-1 luxury Europe river cruises

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Valid on select river cruises to destinations including Hungary, Austria, Germany and Netherlands. Cruise include all meals, wine and beer and more.

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Up to 63% off select sailings + up to $600 onboard credit Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with P&O. Enjoy $99 deposits plus up to $600 to spend onboard. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&Cs apply.

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Free Europe flights with 2019 river cruise bookings

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Valid on select March 2019 - July 2019 Uniworld luxury river cruises. Book an eligible cruise and get free flights to Europe. Cruise destinations include France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Austria and more.

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Vivid Sydney cruises from just $19

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Valid on select sailings during Vivid from 25 May 2018 - 16 June 2018.$19 cruise includes a 1.5-2 hours sailing and dinner/drink included on select sailings.

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50% off second passenger on Norwegian cruises

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Buy one and get the 2nd guest at 50% off on Oceanview bookings. Valid on select dates and sailings with Norwegian Cruise Lines. T&Cs apply.

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Up to £300 off river cruises + free drinks

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Valid on select cruises until September 2018, during European summer. Destinations include Switzerland, Germany, Austria and France.

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Up to 30% off Norway fjord expeditions

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Valid for travel on select dates from May 2018 - May 2019. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off Arctic 2018 expeditions

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Valid for travel from 13 June - 16 August 2018. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off Cuba sailing

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Valid for travel from 25 May - 1 July 2018. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off Amazon riverboat adventures

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Valid for travel on select dates from 23 June - 22 July 2018. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off Maldives Dhoni cruising

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Valid for cruise from 12 May - 11 June 2018. T&Cs apply.

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3-night Bahamas cruise from USS$729 + up to US$500 onboard credit

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with Disney Cruises. Includes up to US$500 onboard credit and 10% off shore excursions. T&Cs apply.

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7-night Mediterranean cruises from US$532 + 10% off shore excursion

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with Costa Cruises. Includes up to 10% off shore excursions and more. T&Cs apply.

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7-night Europe cruises from US$869 + up to US$1,000 onboard credit

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with Princess Cruises. Includes up to US$1,000 onboard credit and more. T&Cs apply.

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4-night Mexico cruise from US$189 + up to US$500 bar credit

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with Carnival Cruise Line. Includes up to US$500 bar credit and 10% off shore excursions. T&Cs apply.

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Monaco Grand Prix cruise from just £1,999 Valid for cruise on 18 May 2019 and sails for 16-nights, returns on 1 June 2019. Destinations include Portugal, Spain, France and more. Enjoy exclusive perks when you book with Fred. Olsen. T&Cs apply.

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10% off Croatia sailing tours

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Valid on select 2018 Croatia sailing trips with Busabout.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry
Greece: €20 passenger tickets with Blue Star Ferries

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Valid on select dates of sailings. Destinations include Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Karpathos, Leros, Samos, Lesvos, Kea and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to US$1,000 onboard credit with Princess Cruises

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Up to US$1000 onboard credit with Princess Cruises. Valid on select dates and sailings with Princess Cruises. Includes up to US$1,000 to spend onboard. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. See site for details. T&Cs apply.

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Mediterranean cruises from US$219 with Costa Valid for travel on select sailings and dates. Sample cruises include 3-day Western Mediterranean cruise for US$219 per person. Includes 10% off shore excursions and use of Costa exclusive amenities. T&Cs apply.

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Up to US$800 off 7-night Caribbean cruises with Celebrity

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings. Includes free drinks and complimentary tips. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 19% off select sailings + up to $800 onboard credit Valid for cruise on select dates with Oceania Cruises. Includes meals and onboard entertainment. Destinations include Alaska, Vancouver, Papeete, Seattle and more. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 46% off + up to $400 onboard credit with Carnival Valid for travel on select dates and sailings. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $3,000 off select Princess Cruises

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Valid for cruise on select dates from March 2018 - April 2019. Destinations include New Zealand, Caribbean, Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Free drinks + tips covered

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Valid for use on select dates from 2019-20 on the new Fly-cruises and Brabant River cruises. T&C's apply.

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No single supplement + tips covered

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Valid for use on select 2019-20 sailings. Enjoy aTwin Room all to yourself with no single supplement. T&C's apply.

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Free door-to-door travel

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Valid for use on select 2019-20 sailings. Minimum of 9-nights or more from UK departures to redeem offer. T&C's apply.

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Three cruises for the price of two

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Valid on all cruises on select dates from October 2018 - March 2020. T&C's apply.

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Up to $3,000 off select sailings + up to $1,000 off airfares Valid for travel on select dates and sailings. Offer is valid on stateroom bookings only. Destinations include Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, New Zealand, Australia and more. T&C's apply.

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Fjords cruises from £679 + up to £100 tour credit Valid for travel on select 2018-19 sailings. Choose from a complimentary all-inclusive drinks upgrade or up to £100 pp shore tour credit. T&C's apply.

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Up to $2,000 air credit + $500 onboard credit with select cruises Valid on select Holland America cruises. Select sailings also include pre-paid gratuities and suites receive $100 internet credit and dining packages.

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Up to 72% off P&O Cruises Valid on select cruises in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Islands including Fiji, New Caledonia. Sample discounts include 72% off a 3-night cruise from Brisbane, 85% off a 2-night cruise from Sydney to Melbourne and 56% off a 10-night South Pacific cruise from Sydney.

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Up to 40% off select Intrepid tours and sailing trips Valid on select Intrepid tours worldwide including destinations like France, Italy, Japan, Cuba, India and Cambodia. Sample tours on sale include 40% off Sail Italy - Amali to Procida, 40% off Cote d'Azur Sailing Adventure - Marseille to Nice and 30% off Croatia and Greece Sailing Adventures.

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Up to 30% off CroisiEurope river cruises Book a river cruise with CroisiEurope from just $820 per person for up to 30% off the regular price with CruiseAway.

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No single supplement Book select cruises as a solo traveller and pay no single supplement.

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Up to 41% off Antarctic expeditions with Peregrine Valid on select tours including 41% off the 11-day Antarctic Explorer, 27% off the 7-day Antarctic Express and 27% off the 14-day Crossing the Circle.

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Up to 41% off Antarctic and Arctic trips with Intrepid Valid on select tours departing until in Antarctica and the Arctic. Sample expeditions include the 11-day Antarctic Explorer for 41% off, 8-day Arctic Watch Lodge for 22% off and the 11-day Antarctic Express for 22% off.

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Up to 14% off Antarctic cruises Valid on select Antarctic expedition cruises from Quark Expeditions, Antarctica XXI, Silversea an Hurtigruten.

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Alaska cruises from $1,179 with Princess Cruises Interior staterooms on Alaskan cruises from $1,179. Price based on twin share.

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10% off shore excursions on select Alaska cruises Get 10% off shore excursions and other bonus extras when booking your Alaska cruise with Cruise Direct.

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Up to 67% off Alaska cruises with CruiseAway Sample cruises include Alaskan Voyage from/to Vancouver with Holland America Line from $1,748pp, Impressions of Alaska on Grand Princess from $1,809pp and Glaciers and Passages Seattle on Ruby Princess from $1,279. All prices based on twin share.

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Everything you need to know about wave season cruise deals

Wave season is for cruise what Vogue Online Shopping Night is for fashion. It’s the time of the year when cruise liners go into a frenzy of offering bonuses like free upgrades and onboard credit. That is, on top of cabin sales.

Wave season bargains generally last for three months from January to March and are for sailings throughout the year and into the following year to various destinations. Check back here for deals as they come in.


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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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